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These bricks could be a game-changer for insulation

Apr 19, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Swiss scientists with research group Empa have created a new insulating brick that would enable walls to conduct heat up to eight times better compared to a wall constructed from standard clay and shale bricks, according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The bricks are filled with aerogel, a lightweight, manufactured material made from […]

Now you see it, now you don’t: House for sale has an amazing swimming pool that turns into a lawn with the touch of a button

Apr 12, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

  A Melbourne house has an intelligent backyard which can double in size with the press of one easy button The underground solar heated pool can be on display to escape the summer heat or hidden with a platform The tranquil swimming pool can be hidden with a grass covered ‘motorised platform’, giving more solid […]

Wood nanocrystals in a California bridge could change how concrete is made

Apr 06, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: A new bridge in California will be built using concrete bolstered by nanocrystals from wood, according to ConstructConnect. Produced by the pulp and paper industries, the nanocrystals were tested by researchers at Purdue University, who expect them to strengthen concrete and decrease the need for as much of the material. According to researchers, the […]

8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success

Mar 29, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, “Success is not an action, but a habit.” Here, top entrepreneurs  weigh in on the one mental habit that drove their success and how to cultivate it in yourself. Lewis Howes Image Credit: The Oracles 1. Visualize your goals. Since I was […]

The Dotted Line: How to develop a collaborative team that wins bids

Mar 22, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

It takes a wide variety of expertise and skills for major projects to be completed successfully, which typically means on budget and on schedule. However, the collaboration between designers, contractors and other specialists critical to the job doesn’t always begin after the contracts have been issued or when crews get ready to take the first […]

Treated wood’s strength is comparable to carbon fiber

Mar 15, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

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Brief: University of Maryland College Park engineers have discovered a way to treat wood to make it 12 times stronger and 10 times tougher than non-treated wood, according to a University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering statement. The team claims it is comparable to carbon fiber and could be a competitor material […]

Rugged smartphone boasts high-tech features

Mar 09, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Brief: Bullitt Group and Cat have introduced the Cat S61 smartphone, which includes a FLIR thermal camera, laser-assisted distance meter and air quality analyzer, reported AnandTech. The rugged phone, which has a 5.2-inch, 1080 pixel display, runs on Android Oreo, and can withstand drops on concrete up to 1.8 meters and drops in water of […]

9 Top Trends in Kitchen Design for 2018

Mar 02, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2018 and the kitchen has a much different role. Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of […]

Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You: Bedrock or High-Risk?

Feb 22, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , ,

There are two fundamentally different kinds of entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter which you are, so long as you know which you are. Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of backgrounds, and with many different types of personalities. But there are two, and only two, entrepreneurial mindsets that lead to successful business […]

Time-saving robotic accessory could hit market within the year

Feb 16, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Brief: The winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of AlphaLab Gear’s Hardware Cup could soon change the way lumber is cut on construction projects, according to The Tribune-Review. Velocity Robotics’ Autoset accessory, which a user will be able to attach to a miter saw bench, feeds digital measurements to a stopper. The stopper indicates which […]

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